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Unlocking the meaning of the Day of the Dead: Perspectives of El Dia de Los Muertos

Saturday, November 2
Starts at 10:00 AM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Unlocking the meaning of the Day of the Dead:  Perspectives of El Dia de Los Muertos

Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

McLean County Museum of History

FREE and open to the public

Note: there are also events taking place at the Children’s Discovery Museum from 12-3pm!


All Day at the McLean County Museum of History:

       Visit the Museum’s current exhibit ¡Fiesta! A Celebration of Mexican Popular Arts (presented in both English and Spanish) and participate in several hands on activities including: “Honoring My Loved One,” where we invite people to fill out a tribute to a special loved one who has passed away, create a Ojo de Dios (God’s Eye) yarn
weaving, or make a Day of the Dead Calaca (Skull) Mask.


11:00 a.m. in the Museum’s Gov. Fifer Courtroom “Unlocking the meaning of the Day of the Dead: Perspectives of El Dia de los Muertos.”

          This panel discussion will explore the different cultural, religious, and ethnic dimensions of the Day of the Dead. It will also help to educate people about how the Day of the Dead serves to honor loved ones who have passed away and acknowledge that death is a part of life.

Panelists are:
Rev. Jackie Clement, senior minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal
Dr. Maura Toro-Morn, ISU’s Latin American and Latino Studies Program Director
Dr. Alejandro Enriquez, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures at ISU
Maria Luisa Zamudio, Director of the Transitioning Paraprofessionals into Teaching Programs in the School of Teaching and Learning at ISU.


Items and photographs associated with el Dia de los Muertos will be on display in the courtroom during the program.


For more information about this program, please contact the McLean County Museum of History’s Education Department at (309) 827-0428 or via email at education@mchistory.org


Programs sponsored by:


Cemetery Walk